Improved Copernicus Sentinel-2 snow cover product to help in environmental assessments

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Gepubliceerd op 4 augustus 2021

Within the framework of the showcase myECOSYSTEM of the H2020 e-shape project, improved Sentinel-2 snow cover data products could help support the management and the environmental assessment of selected Protected Areas.

The e-shape (EuroGEO Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe) project intends to provide remote sensing based information, able to support the management of selected Protected Areas and the environmental assessment in benchmark ecosystems.

Data products from the Sentinel-2 mission of the European Union's Copernicus programme were used, representing a game changer in assessing snow cover for developing potential maps.

Snow cover plays an important role in biotic and abiotic environmental processes, as well as in human activities, on both regional and global scales. Due to the difficulty of in situ data collection in vast and inaccessible areas, the use of optical satellite imagery represents a useful support for snow cover mapping.